Heavy rain causes flash flooding in Raleigh

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Friday, August 2, 2019
Severe weather rolls across Triangle
Severe weather rolls across Triangle

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Heavy rain worked its way through Raleigh on Thursday afternoon, causing problems throughout the Triangle.

Flash flooding became an issue downtown.

A car was seen submerged in water off West Martin Street near Union Station, which saw significant flooding for a short period of time.

Video from an ABC11 viewer showed that, at one point, the water was up to the windows of the car.

The driver had to get out and abandon his car until the water receded.

More showers and thunderstorms can be expected through the next few days across the state, Meteorologist Brittany Bell said Thursday.

With heavy thunderstorms expected and minimal upper-level winds to steer the storms once they develop, pooling of water in low-lying and poorly drained areas could lead to more flash flooding.